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« on: June 11, 2020, 05:44:40 AM »



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 08:43:55 AM »

I spent my entire childhood catching these things that were 12-18 inches long, I am so happy to see that the fishery has recovered.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 09:07:53 AM »

I know that they say that the fish was examined by an expert who verified that it's a white sea bass, but it sure looks like a totuava to me!


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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 10:12:41 AM »

I know that they say that the fish was examined by an expert who verified that it's a white sea bass, but it sure looks like a totuava to me!

I think the Totuava don't travel that far south, they are a northern Baja fish but anything can happen. Several years ago a diver speared a 93 lb WSB off our So Cal coast so the fish can grow that big.

Here is a link to Underwater Hunter and it lists the top WSB taken by spear and #1 was in Malibu, so no chance that fish was a Totuava.

 http://www.underwaterhunters.com/Hist_Largest%20Calif%20White%20Sea%20Bass.asp
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 10:40:07 AM »

You are right that totuava are normally found in the northern gulf, but strays have been found all of the way down the peninsula, and even farther south on the mainland side.   I read an article in which the diver that shot the 93 said that there was a much bigger fish swimming with his 93, but that he passed on it because it was a borderline shot, so WSB definitely get that big and larger, but the shape of the head on the fish in the photo still looks like a totuava.
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